Submitting an Executive Summary

An applicant must create a system user account in NSF’s MyWork Communities portal to submit an I-Corps Executive Summary. In addition, users must sign in to respond to any active Executive Summary and/or Program Director requests. This user guide is provided to assist new and existing users in creating and managing their accounts.

Create an Account

  • Select “Create an account” to register.
  • Fill in:
  1. First Name
  2. Last Name
  3. Email
  4. Create Password
  5. Confirm Password
  • Click on “Sign Up” to be routed to the MyWork Communities Home page.

Submit a new Summary:

  • Select Submit New Application.
  • The Executive Summary form is displayed.
  • Enter all the required details.
  • Select Submit.
  • Upon submission, a confirmation message is displayed.
  • Select Sign Out.

Edit an Existing Summary:

This step allows the applicants to edit an existing Executive Summary for resubmission.  The Executive Summary must be in either in New or Incomplete status.

  • Select Edit to edit the Executive Summary in “Incomplete” or “New” status.

NOTE: The edit must be done within the same calendar date or else the Executive Summary is non-editable.

  • Update the information as needed in the existing form.
  • Select Submit.
  • Upon clicking edit, if the Executive Summary is not in 'Incomplete' status, you will receive an error message.

Submit Cohort

  • Select Cohort to submit your preferences.

NOTE: The Executive Summary must be in Submit Proposal status to submit a Cohort.


  • The Cohort form is displayed.
  • Enter the required details.
  • Select Submit.
  • A confirmation information is displayed upon submission.
  • Select Close.
  • The Dashboard is updated.